All that one needs to do is step through the front door of the Tile Connection in Boothbay, Maine, to see that it is a whole lot more than just a store that sells tile! Co-Owner and tile aficionado, Audrey Miller, will be the first to admit that she’s ‘in it for the art’ and it’s quite clear that when it comes to tile art, she means business! ’Our tile comes from a wide range of sources, including small studios that produce limited-edition and one-of-a-kind pieces. We have tile lines that you will not find elswhere and offer a huge variety of beautiful handmade and specialty tile in ceramic, porcelain, stone, and glass…’
And if you think that the Tile Connection only offers product and service for larger projects, think again! I recently found an iron coffee table frame at the dump that was in perfect condition minus the fact that it was missing its top. I brought it to Audrey and voila!, my adorable recylcled table (pictured above) has a new life!
It is not just the tile that makes this place special, but the friendly, personal and knowledgable care that you will receive from the moment you arrive. Even if you are not currently in the market to buy tile, I encourage you to stop by for a visit! You just never know what creative juices might begin to flow within you! And the next time you visit the dump, think interior design project! Don’t worry…Audrey can help!
One again, the vibrant mid coast town of Boothbay Harbor, Maine has managed to blow our socks off with world class entertainment! Bluegrass connoisseurs, Steep Canyon Rangers, of Asheville, North Carolina brought the Opera House down on Saturday night with their outstanding performance. As if the melodious collection of fiddle, banjo, mandolin, bass and guitar were not enough to leave the audience awestruck, these five talented men sang A cappella that literally left you breathless. For a group that spends their time at places like the Grand Ole Opry, headlining at world renowned festivals like Bonnaroo, or appearing on Austin City Limits and the Late Show with David Letterman alongside their part time banjoist, Steve Martin; they paid high accolades to the incredible sound resonating from the Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, and, after returning for an extended encore, announced that they couldn’t wait to return! I think I will risk speaking for the audience when I say…neither can we! A very special thanks to event sponsors, Topside Inn and Inn at Greenleaf Lane and Bravo to the Opera house at Boothbay Harbor for bringing such a diverse selection of worldwide talent right to our doorstep. For more information on how you can be a part of this phenomenal organization click here.
The Maine Brewers Guild, The Boothbay Resort and The Boothbay Craft Brewery teamed up on Saturday, July 30th to host a spectacular event that featured a selection of brews from more than 20 Maine brewers. This fundraiser brought over 700 beer enthusiasts to Boothbay, Maine, traveling from faraway places like Poland, California and Nova Scotia. In addition to the vast assortment of Hops and Barely, the event featured an impressive spread of food prepared by The Spruce Point Inn, a southern BBQ by Jennie Mitchell of South Carolina, desserts from Mc Seagulls Restaurant and Boathouse Bistro and a lovely selection of wines from the 1828 Vintage House, also located on the awesome property of the Boothbay Resort. Shuttles were provided, courtesy of Wiscasset Ford, Spruce Point Inn and Rocktide Trolley, to transport guests in and out of Boothbay Harbor, for an opportunity to enjoy everything the region has to offer during their stay. The event also featured a scavenger hunt, which was a collaborative effort between the event hosts and the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce. The BBHR Chamber of Commerce also raffled off a one year membership to all participating brewers and are very pleased to welcome Andrews Brewing Company of Lincolnville, to the chamber family. All in all, it could not have been a better summer day in Maine…the weather…the people…the cause… and of course, let’s not forget…the beer.